Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra

 Dynasty XIII


Reign of Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra
Ryholt1783–1781

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra: Sewesekh tawy
Sewesekh tawy
swsḫ-tꜢwi
The one who has widened the Two Lands
s-w-s-x:W10-N17:N17
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo , 36, plate 80a
Throne name
Throne name of Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra: Sehotep ib Ra
Sehotep ib Ra
sḥtp-ib-rꜤ
The one who has gained the favor of the mind of Ra
ra-s-t-Htp:p-ib
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo , 36, plate 80 a
Throne name variant
Throne name of Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra: Hotep ib Ra
Hotep ib Ra
ḥtp-ib-rꜤ
The one who has gained the favor of the mind of Ra
ra-Htp:t*p-ib
Bilingual cylinder seal, Metropolitan Museum 26.7.21
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 90-91, 9:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra: Sehotep ib Ra*
Sehotep ib Ra*
sḥtp-ib-rꜤ
The one who has gained the favor of the mind of Ra
ra-s-Htp:t*p-ib
Royal Canon of Turin 7.12
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VI:12
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 90-91, 9:T2

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 88–89
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 63

 

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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

Horus
Horus name
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.

Nebty
Nebty name
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Golden Horus
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.

Prenomen
Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Nomen
Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

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